Tuesday, June 4, 2013

China commits US$3B to Caribbean | U.S. Filmmaker Jailed in Venezuela Moved to Notorious Prison

Royal Caribbean To Receive The 2013 Invest Caribbean Now Corporate ... - Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)

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Royal Caribbean To Receive The 2013 Invest Caribbean Now Corporate ...
Royal Caribbean Blog (blog)
Royal Caribbean will be honored with the '2013 Invest Caribbean Now Corporate Leadership 'award on Wednesday, June 5th at the Radisson Martinique Hotel, for its substantial commitment in serving the Caribbean region's tourism sector, the current ...

Close down Cayman Islands access to British parliament, says peer

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Close down Cayman Islands access to British parliament, says peer

LONDON, England -- An all-party group of British members of parliament, established to further the interests of the Cayman Islands, should be closed down, a senior member of the House of Lords, Lord Oakeshott, said on Monday. The House of Commons standards committee is looking into...

Major tourism projects to be announced in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s tourism and entertainment minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, is slated to announce details of several major projects being earmarked for implementation within the industry, when he makes his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate.

Cocaine intercepted by federal, local authorities in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), seized approximately 3.2 kilograms (7 pounds) of cocaine during a joint law enforcement operation in Puerto Rico this weekend.

Montserrat to benefit from 11th EDF programme

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) – Montserrat is poised to receive funding for more development programmes from the 11th European Development Fund 2014-2020. It was announced on Monday that the European Union Foreign Affairs Council approved the level of funding for the 11th EDF.

Montserrat port design 90 percent complete

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) – Government officials and stakeholders in Montserrat will receive an update this week on the new port development plans. According to director of public works Ron Beardsley, design consultants Halcrow have reached the 90% completion phase of the design.

Mexican trade mission to visit Belize

BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Trade and Investment Mexican Agency (ProMéxico) in collaboration with the embassy of Mexico is organizing a trade mission to Belize on June 5 and 6. A delegation of Mexican business persons will visit Belize in order to promote trade and to identify potential...

Caribbean programme devised for more equitable and sustainable economic development

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Green Economy Action Learning Group (GE ALG) has produced a regional programme of work to help move the region towards economic development that is aligned towards long-term prosperity, rather than simply growth.

Golf courses damage coral reefs, according to before-and-after Bahamas study

GREAT GUANA CAY, Bahamas -- Acclaimed coral scientist Tom Goreau spoke about coral reef decline at Baker's Bay Club as a result of excessive fertilizer run-off. The speech, presented at the Bahamas National Natural History Conference in Nassau, was well received by the audience.

New seaweed farming venture welcomed in Belize

SAN IGNACIO, Belize -- The recent replacement of an environmentally damaging fishing operation with a green, environmentally friendly enterprise is one more sign that Belize is becoming a model for sustainable development and responsible tourism, according to The Lodge at Chaa Creek.

Navigating 'Island' Parenting 6

 Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue features an excerpt from 21 Questions that Successful Parents Ask Themselves.

Commentary: Law and Politics: The first promise cools the heat

 The start-up of the roads and bridges maintenance contract in the Eastern parish seems to have cooled down the political rhetoric island-wide, so that nothing is being said by the opposition elements on the happenings nowadays. As some chaps liming by the bar last week put it to me, it looks as though...

Commentary: The unrepresented!

 I found myself reading the press statement issued by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Soufriere/Fond St Jacques Harold Dalson; making the case for the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on the review of the financial operations of town, village and rural councils. I will refrain from commenting on the contents of...

Letter: The Cubans have come to stay; St Vincent to be renamed Petit Cuba

The love of Cuba, Cubans and the Cuban way of life, perhaps has been a dream for a long time of prime minister Ralph E. Gonsalves. I suppose in some ways he must feel close to his ancestral people, those of the Iberian continent, now known as Spain and Portugal.

We Too Sing Jamaica

The souls that thrummed the grounding drums in dungles, foraging for rice and rhythm, are raring to resurrect the riot against the ironies you reviled: hunting season in Coral Gardens - the national reburying of Garvey’s bones. Pass laws, sus laws, the jailing of books, blacks - the prodigious banning...

All time great athlete for Saint Lucia sports conference

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Former triple Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be a feature presenter at the new Sport in Black and White Conference and Youth Forum to be held between June 10 to June 14 in Saint Lucia. Joyner-Kersee will top an impressive list of sports and...

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Grilled shrimp salad has a taste of the Caribbean - ReporterHerald.com

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Grilled shrimp salad has a taste of the Caribbean
Caribbean flavors jazz up this simple supper salad. We glaze the shrimp with a zesty rum-spiked marmalade, then toss them on a hot grill with tomatoes and corn before combining everything with a few more veggies. We serve the whole thing with grilled ...

China commits US$3B to Caribbean - Demerara Waves

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China commits US$3B to Caribbean
Demerara Waves
This was announced by President Donald Ramotar, shortly after Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads met with the Chinese Head ofState at the Hilton Hotel in Port of Spain , for a luncheon. “The Chinese Government has committed to give the region ... 
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C-section in Salvador abortion case

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A seriously ill Salvadoran woman who was denied an abortion gives birth by Caesarean section, although the baby dies shortly afterwards.

Rosneft’s Venezuela Deal Important for Long-Term Outlook

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Rosneft’s new joint venture in Venezuela is a step towards strengthening its international upstream operations, which could help improve the company’s operating profile in the long-term, Fitch Ratings says.
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U.S. Filmmaker Jailed in Venezuela Moved to Notorious Prison

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U.S. documentary filmmaker Tim Tracy, arrested in Venezuela for alleged espionage last April, was transferred to the notorious El Rodeo II prison outside Caracas.

Obama Calls for Eliminating the Stigma of Mental Illness (VIDEO)

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President Barack Obama issued a call on Monday to eliminate the stigma and the shame surrounding mental illnesses during a conference to push for a national dialogue on the issue.

Is Penelope Cruz the Next Bond Girl?

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Penelope Cruz will be the oldest actress to play a “Bond Girl,” according to Britain’s Daily Mail, but the Spanish beauty’s representatives in Madrid refused to either confirm or deny the rumors.

Attempted Robbery at Private Residence of Puerto Rico Governor

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The crime wave lashing Puerto Rico does not even respect Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, whose private residence was the target of an attempted robbery over the weekend.

At Least 30% of Mexicans Say War on Crime Will Last for Years

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Thirty percent of Mexicans think that victory in their government’s war on organized crime, which began in late 2006, is at least five years away, according to a survey published Monday in the daily El Universal.

Costa Rica, China Sign Pact for Infrastructure Financing

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Costa Rica was the occasion for signing several bilateral pacts, above all for infrastructure financing and increased trade.
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Violent Crimes Increased in 2012 in Western U.S.

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Statistics from 2012 show an increase in the rates of violent crime and crimes against property in the western half of the United States, the FBI said Monday.

Turks and Caicos Premier in New York For Caribbean Week - Caribbean Journal

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Turks and Caicos Premier in New York For Caribbean Week
Caribbean Journal
Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is currently in New York to attend the CaribbeanTourism Organization's Caribbean Week. Ewing, who left the territory on June 1, will conclude the visit on June 8. He is leading a delegation of finance ...

Testimonios De Salud En Puerto Rico (Bodybyvi)

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La plataforma #1 en Norte América incluyendo a Puerto Rico, continúa cambiando vidas. Escuche testimonios de personas reales que han transformado sus cuerpos...
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Puerto Rico Wants to Become an American State — Why? - Spear's WMS Puerto Rico... 

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Puerto Rico Wants to Become an American State — Why? - Spear's WMS

Puerto Rico Wants to Become an American State — Why?
Spear's WMS
Not all the fervour is on the Puerto Rican side: powerful American military, business and political interests are …

Puerto Rico Wants to Become an American State — Why? - Spear's WMS

The Bitten Word: Eating Puerto Rico 

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